The National Sanitary Veterinary and Food Safety Authority in Bucharest, Romania has reported a confirmed anthrax case in a pig on a farm in the town of Saveni near the Moldova border.
The infection killed the one pig and 13 others are considered at risk.
The following control measures were taken: Official disposal of carcasses, by-products and waste, selective killing and disposal and disinfection.
Anthrax is a bacterial pathogen in livestock and wild animals. Some of the more common herbivores are cattle, sheep, goats, horses, camels and deer. Anthrax is a very serious disease of livestock because it can potentially cause the rapid loss of a large number of animals in a very short time. Affected animals are often found dead with no illness detected.
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